While eating eel porridge, the boy coughed and turned pale and had to go to the emergency room
According to information from Children’s Hospital 1 (HCMC), on May 12, the hospital received a case of a child suffering from a foreign body in the airway.
Specifically, this case is a boy named Le Gia H. (1 year old, living in Binh Duong) suffering from foreign body while eating porridge. The baby’s family said that 10 days before being hospitalized, he was eating eel porridge when he coughed and turned pale. The family gave H. local treatment but it did not help, the baby was transferred to Children’s Hospital 1.
Exploiting the history showed that the patient was admitted to the hospital in a state of wheezing, tired breathing. Through examination, the doctors suspected a foreign body in the right lung and the X-ray image showed that the baby had an obstruction of air in the right bronchus. The medical team successfully removed sharp eel bone fragments in the right main bronchus and in the right upper lobe bronchus. The bone fragments are deeply embedded in the mucosa, only revealing the tail bone, making it difficult to pick up such anomalies.
Currently, the baby’s health condition is stable after 2 days of airway examination, no longer coughing, difficulty breathing and eating normally.
BSCKI Ly Pham Hoang Vinh – Department of Otolaryngology, Children’s Hospital 1 shared: “In the case of children choking or choking on foreign objects, it is very dangerous and can lead to death. Therefore, family members need to conduct first aid. study with the chest compressions in young children and the Heimlich maneuver (a rescuer’s manual procedure that exerts a strong pressure in the airways to push a foreign object obstructing the trachea out of the upper airway – PV) ).
If the child is unlucky enough to choke on a foreign body, parents can apply the back flap and chest compressions procedure in children under 2 years of age and the Heimlich maneuver in children 2 years of age and older according to the Children’s Hospital 1 protocol as follows:
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